Did you know that near Villas Marinas, you’ll find you’ll find some of the best kiteboarding conditions in the world!
In fact, thanks to trade winds that blow up to 330 days a year, Cabarete, on the DR’s North Coast is a regular stop for the kiteboarding World Cup.
Strong winds blow constantly. The coral reef protects the shoreline from surges. In the bay, a light current pushes surfers back—and no big fish lurk under the waves.
Plus, there’s lots of variation in water, so some flat spots (for beginners) and wave spots (for experts).
This is why kiteboarders of all level—professional, amateur and beginner—flock to the town’s sandy beaches looking to improve their skills.
How the North Coast Got on the Wind Map
So how did the North Coast become THE place for surf and sail sports, including kiteboarding?
It all started back in the mid 80’s. A Canadian windsurfer named Jean Laporte, searching for perfect windsurfing, ended up in the Dominican in a beach town called Cabarete. Off Cabarete, it was “virgin” location, an undiscovered windsurfing paradise.
Laporte returned to Cabarete and opened the very first windsurfing school. In years to come, kiteboarders brought their sport to the North Coast and other sail enthusiasts followed.
Now, the area is a world-renowned hub of sail sports, from surfing to kiteboarding.
Lessons for Every Level
Various reputable companies offer lessons for any skill level.
If you’re a beginner, you’ll spend you first lessons getting a feel for the kite while standing on the beach. With more skill, you’ll get out on the water and catch some wind. Stick with it and you’ll be soaring above the water.
Highly trained instructors can provide personal attention and optimized teaching methods to ensure you stay safe while seeing quick results. You won’t have any problem finding instruction in either English or Spanish.
Villas Marinas would be happy to arrange lessons with a qualified company.